After working as a massage therapist for years, Jeani found her calling working with cats. She specifically has a special love for the feral/unsocialized cats. She worked as a veterinary assistant for eight years at a local cat rescue gaining valuable experience before joining the Planned PEThood team. Many would be surprised to know that Jeani has an amazing singing voice and used to sing lead vocals for a rock band! She is also an avid runner taking her two Weimeraners on jogs early in the morning.
A native to Lawrenceville, Jessica comes to us after working for 16 years as a surgical assistant in human medicine. She began working with rescue groups as a foster parent, and quickly shifted her focus to animal medicine. When she is not working, Jessica spends time with her family of four children, four dogs, and a husband! She also enjoys attending local festivals and concerts. Jessica likes working at Planned PEThood because, “it has a family atmosphere, and everyone has morals about the way animals should be treated.”
Since college Lauren has been working to help cats and dogs, even creating a spay/neuter transport program for people without vehicles while attending the University in Georgia. Over the past ten years, Lauren has used her degree in Public Relations to help local shelters and rescue groups. In the past she has worked in fundraising, marketing, and managerial roles at other organizations including managing the merger between Furkids Animal Rescue and Small Dog Rescue in 2014. Now, Lauren manages grant opportunities, donor relations, and special events for Planned PEThood of GA. “Planned PEThood tackles pet overpopulation from all angles. It isn’t just a band-aid. We are actually solving problems which I LOVE!” When she isn’t working Lauren spends time with her three dogs, two cats, and young daughter. They are big movie enthusiasts, and Dawg Fans!
Tanya began working with Planned PEThood as a volunteer with her son. Since then she has worked in various positions around the clinic including receptionist, kennel assistant, and floater. She has been married to her high school sweetheart for 15 years. In her spare time she loves hiking, running, and traveling. A big part of her life is also fostering cats and kittens for Planned PEThood.
After working with G.E. for 30 years, Roe decided to follow her passion to help animals in her retirement. She volunteered with us for three years before officially joining staff. In her off time she enjoys relaxing with her two dogs. While working in the kennel Roe feels connected to the animals. “I talk to them when they are scared, and at times I hold them.”